If something is legible, that means it’s possible to read it. This word refers to the quality of handwriting or the words that have been printed on a piece of paper.

  • This note is barely legible. (It’s hard to read because the quality of the handwriting is bad.)
  • The words written by the three-year old boy were clearly legible.
  • You need to learn how to write more legibly. (The word "legibly" is an adverb.)
  • Doctors are known to write prescriptions that are not very legible.
  • Is this legible enough for you to read?
  • This is illegible. (illegible = the opposite of "legible.")


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April 26, 2014